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The Innocent: A Novel by David Baldacci

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America has enemies--ruthless people that the police, the FBI, even the military can't stop. That's when the U.S. government calls on Will Robie, a stone cold hitman who never questions orders and always nails his target.



  • I can't stand sound effects..and it seems like David Baldacci's team believes that we require sound effects and musical interludes to make an otherwise boring listen more interesting. McLarty and Cassidy tried their hardest to make the book more captivating, but it just didn't come across as believable. As the second book in a series, I won't be purchasing the third one (if it even exists). Don't waste your credit.
  • My mom had been pestering me to read David Baldacci, and after giving in, I've become quite a fan. I really admire his ability to weave intricate tales that have a lasting impact on the characters. It was enjoyable to witness him transform an uptight perfectionist into a relatable human being. While The Innocent isn't my absolute favorite from his collection, it's definitely superior to most books out there and definitely worth reading. Personally, I would have found it even more appealing if there were different narrators, as I usually associate McLarty & Cassidy with other Baldacci works like King & Maxwell, Camel Club, Zero Day, and more. McLarty & Cassidy are fantastic, but my only issue stems from the fact that I recently listened to several of Baldacci's other series and standalones.
  • After devouring and thoroughly enjoying more than 15 other captivating Baldacci novels, I regretted not heeding the warnings conveyed by negative reviews of "The Innocent: A Novel". I absolutely despise the inclusion of music and sound effects in recent audiobook recordings. The excessive use of these elements in this particular production did nothing but irritate and distract me. It was beyond annoying. However, when a story is truly outstanding, I can tolerate the cheesy music or the jarring sound of gunshots. Unfortunately, the plot of this book was so implausible that I couldn't determine which aspect was more excruciating. It's difficult for me to comprehend that this book was not penned by a novice author who may or may not find success in the publishing world. Is Baldacci now employing a team of writers to churn out books for him, similar to James Patterson?
  • When I purchase an audiobook, my intention is to have a similar experience to reading a physical book without the need to dedicate exclusive time to reading. I'm not seeking a radio drama, but rather appreciate the author's writing style, well-developed characters, and intriguing storylines. Ron McLarty, the narrator, does an excellent job in his performance. However, I didn't continue listening long enough to hear Ms. Cassidy's narration. I have some reservations when there are multiple narrators, as it sometimes feels like they are acting rather than simply reading. Additionally, the inclusion of added sound effects and music detracts from my own imagination. The presence of ricochets, gunfire, and other sounds became too distracting, ultimately leading me to return this particular audiobook.